Mama R asked if I would finish it without the lining. Even though the seam edges have been finished with an overlock stitch I still want to use bias tape.
It is almost finished, and I promise, pictures will follow in an upcoming post. I'm thrilled beyond believe at how well it has turned out. I don't know how this pattern managed to sit untouched for so long. But I digress...
Anyway, I only went into the store to get bias tape but there was a sale. I had to go and check out, besides Mama R was with me and she was already walking in that direction.
There was a whole new selection of fabric added to the bargain section, plaids, suiting, cottons, knits.
Mama R quickly found a navy satin crepe in the bargain section.
"It's lovely," I said not fond of navy blue but knowing that she likes the colour for herself.
|Mama R's navy satin crepe|
"What are you thinking about?" I ask referring to the fabric.
"Another dress?" Mama R looks up for approval, "I can put it away until you have more time. I know you're busy with so much to do."
That there folks is what you call a sprinkling of Portuguese guilt.
"Mom, I have lots of time," I said.
"And maybe another jacket?" she asks.
I look at her with a little bit of shock. You see I had to talk her into the Style pattern jacket.
"Like the one you're making now?" she adds.
How can I say no? The jacket from the Style pattern is coming together perfectly.
"Yeah, of course," I said as I pulled the bolt out of the shelf and continuing looking.
There was so much to look at and while my eyes were scanning the upper shelf what did I see?
A sign. No not that kind of a sign. A sign that read "$1.00 off Bargain fabrics". I couldn't believe my eyes and prompted asked a nearby salesclerk.
"Yes", she reassured me, "as long as you have a membership card."
"Sure do!" I thought to myself. "Mom, this is $2.00 a metre" referring to the bolt of fabric that she picked.
"What!" she asked with a bit of excitement in her voice.
"All the fabric here is another dollar off. Look," I gesture towards the sign.
"Maybe we can take the rest?" admiring the bolt of fabric again. How much do you think is in here?"
We continue searching, imagining new projects that seem more plausible than a few moments before. How often do you find fabric at $2.00/metre?
I thought the cotton butterfly print would be cute as Colette Pattern's Sencha.
|100% Cotton Sateen Stretch|
And the yellow and blue floral print would make a cute summer dress, for next summer of course.
The cotton sateen stretch wasn't in the bargain section that had another dollar knocked off. It was marked down at 70% off working out to be $4.20/metre. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it, maybe a dress or slacks.
You just never know what you're going to find when you head out for a two dollar package of bias tape.